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        The Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life

      London: John Murray, 1872.. Sixth edition, twelfth thousand. 8vo. (iii)-xxi (i), 458 pp., bound without the half title. Contemporary brown half morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to one panel and decorated to the others, endpapers and all edges marbled, contemporary ownership inscription to the second free endpaper. Some spotting to the endpapers, a very attractive copy. Folding plate. Freeman, 392. The second issue of the sixth edition, published the same year and which had a new chapter (VII) and a glossary by W.S. Dallas.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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      New York, NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. original publisher's leather, decorative gilt title on cover, title and volume gilt-stamped on spine, four raised bands on spine. small folio. original publisher's leather, decorative gilt title on cover, title and volume gilt-stamped on spine, four raised bands on spine. viii, 568; vi, 576 pages. 2 Volumes. Second edition (BAL 1, 1732). Preface by the editor. Table of contents and list of engravings in both volumes, which include the author of the text and the artist's name. Frontispiece and wood and steel engravings throughout. Organized by region, the editor states this work's purpose to "present full descriptions and elaborate pictorial delineations of the scenery characteristic of all the different parts of our country." Covers rubbed and scuffed. Bands on spine rubbed. Front inside hinges cracked. Foxing on front endpapers.of each volume.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        The Poetical Works

      73 - London - Routledge 1872 - A really nice set of works by Bret Harte. Seven volumes bound in half leather with marble paper-covered boards. Bret Harte (1836-1902), American novelist and poet. He wrote tales of pioneering life in gold rush towns in California, as well as more serious verse. When receiving the news that Dickens had died, Harte wrote a heartfelt tribute, Dickens in Camp, which appeared in the Overland Monthly, a magazine he had strong editorial involvement with. Although very popular in the 1870's and 1880's, Harte's popularity dwindled. Twain would comment thathis writing was insincere. Harte lived much of his later life in Europe and is buried in Surrey. The Fool of Five Forks and Wan Lee are bound together in one volume, as are Thankful Blossom and My Friend the Tramp. The Luck of Roaring Camp has an introduction and glossaryby Tom Hood. Condition: The bindings aretight and firm with the boards and all internal pages securely attached. There is some wear to the extremities includingbumping to the corners, rubbing, fadingandmarks to the leather andboards. The author title labels are present, but the volume titles are lacking. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright withthe occasionalbrown spotorhandling mark. The overallcondition of these volumesis very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Avventure D'Alice Nel Paese Delle Meraviglie. Per Lewis Carroll. Tradotte Dall' Inglese Da T. Pietrocola-Rossetti. Con 42 Vignette Di Giovanni Tenniel

      [printed by R. Clay and E. Taylor for] Macmillan and Co., London 1872 - Woodcut frontispiece and woodcuts in the text. 8vo. [189 x 126 x 18 mm]. [5]ff, 189, [1] pp. Bound in the original bright red cloth, the covers with a gilt three line border and circular centrepieces of Alice and the pig on the front and the Cheshire cat on the rear, spine lettered in gilt, black endleaves, gilt edges. (Cloth on lower joint split at head, upper headcap frayed, corners slightly bumped, text a little loose in the binding). A few spots or very minor stains but a good copy of the first Italian edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The first German and French editions were published by Macmillan in 1869. Another edition in Italian was published in Turin by Ermanno Loescher in 1872. Neat ink inscription on front endleaf: "Mary from Saffo Jan. 1876" and pencil acquisition notes ("Hollings 9th Nov 1948" and "G.F. Sims 21st May 1968"). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
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        Tortoises, Terrapins, and Turtles drawn from life. Text by John Edwards Gray.

      London, Sotheran, Baer & Co., 1872. Folio (365 x 280mm). pp. iv, 16, with 61 lithographed plates, all drawn on stone by Edward Lear after J.D.C. Sowerby. Publisher's pictorial cloth, spine with gilt lettering A very fine copy of the first complete edition of this exquisite and rare work on turtles and tortoises. Four men were responsible for this classic herpetological work, i.e. Thomas Bell as superintendent of the plates and intended author, James de Carle Sowerby as artist, John Edward Gray as writer of the text to the final publication of the plates, and Edward Lear as lithographer. 40 plates first appeared in Bell's 'Monograph Testudinata' (1832-42). This work was never finished due to the publisher's bankruptcy. The 40 plates together with 20 additional, previously unpublished, plates were re-issued in 1872 by Sowerby and Lear.//The plates were reproductions of paintings by James de Carle Sowerby, produced by the process of lithography by Edward Lear. Bell was the first person to attempt to write a comprehensive account of the tortoises, and went to great lengths to acquire living tortoises which Sowerby was to draw. The book is the most outstanding collection of tortoise illustrations ever produced. //The unsold parts of Bell's 'Monograph of the Testudinata', together with Sowerby's plates for the rest of the work were acquired by the publishers Sotheran, who wished to publish a new edition of the 8 parts, incorporating the remaining plates. As Bell had declined to write the text for the last plates, it was natural that Gray should have been asked to do it. In this way, a complete edition of the book Bell had started in 1832, was finally published 40 years later in 1872. It had a new 16 page introduction by Gray. //Edward Lear is best known today for his limerick verses, but he began life as a natural history draughtsman and lithographer and became one of the finest illustrators of birds of all time.//Nissen ZBI, 1701; Adler p. 35; Wood 1872.

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        Tetraophasis Obscurus (Verreaux's Monal-Partridge)

      New York 1872 - Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915) was an American zoologist and a founding member of the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the American Ornithologists’ Union. Elliot was a noted figure in the nineteenth century scientific community for his talent as an artist and his collection of ornithological specimens, thought to be the of the finest in private collection. Elliot traveled throughout Europe and Asia studying and collecting. Through his own financing, Elliot was able to produce numerous comprehensive color-plate books on birds and mammals, without having to concede size or quality. Considered the highest achievement of Elliot’s career, he published two volumes of “A Monograph of the Phasianidae” from 1870-1872. The monograph was issued in six parts and contains over 80 extraordinarily detailed and beautiful plates. The superb plates from Daniel Giraud Elliot’s “A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of Pheasants” display the outstanding attention to detail and skill of the author as well as the artists Joseph Wolf, Joseph Smith and John Gerrard Keulemans, whom worked with Elliot on many of the prints. This lithograph, Tetraophasis Obscurus, measures 23.5” x 18.5”, and is in excellent condition with a few light staining marks. Commonly called Monal or Chestnut-throated Partridges, these birds are expertly hand-colored with crimson eye-circles, red throats outlined in white. The feathers covering their bodies are are gray-brown and create intricate patterns with white accents. The partridges are illustrated among lush grasses and delicate flowers and their large size and coloring make them the focal point of this dynamic lithograph.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Flowers, A Poem

      1872. FIrst Thus. Full Morocco. Very Good . Wonderful illuminated manuscript version of Longfellow's poem, "Flowers", with wonderful calligraphy, ornamental letter devices and stunning floral decoration of every leaf, also graced by butterflies, fireflies, and a castle perched on a mountain. With eight leaves of stiff card, bound in a full green morocco with blindstamped gilt decoration, roughly-speaking in the Cambridge style. Binding is by Holloway of Brighton (England), with his stamp to foot of front pastedown. The spine has raised bands and six compartments. Endpapers with moire silk effect. Some light foxing of the title leaf and of the tissue guards. Rubbing to extremities and other minor wear to the thick, sturdy leather binding.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        The Perlustration of Great Yarmouth, with Gorleston and Southtown

      George Nall, Great Yarmouth 1872 - Hardback, full leather. aeg. The 3 volume work bound into two volumes. ix, 403pp; (iv) 442pp; (iv), 406pp. xxxiv. Volume 1 lacks the colour plate of the church mural decorations. Some wear and rubbing to bindings. Some water staining and foxing to some of the plates. Thomas Lettis' (the Yarmouth surgeon) name on the front blank of each volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Besleys Books ABA ILAB]
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        Storia della città di Roma nel Medio Evo Dal secolo V al XVI

      Venezia: Giuseppe Antonelli, 1872. broch. Pagine con bruniture e lievi fioriture. Alcuni dorsi con mancanze. Prezzo riportato a penna sulle copertine dei volumi II e III. (Some light yellowing and browning. Minor damage to spines. Volumes II and VII have loose bindings)/Molto buono (Very Good). 16mo. Prima traduzione italiana sulla seconda edizione tedesca dell'Avv. Renato Manzato. Libro primo. Dall'incominciamento del secolo quinto alla caduta dell'Impero Occidentale nell'anno 476 - Libro secondo. Dall'incominciamento del regno di Odoacre alla erezione dell'Esarcato di Ravenna nell'anno 568 - Libro terzo. Dal principio del Governo degli Esarchi all'incominciamento del secolo ottavo - Libro quarto. Dal pontificato di Gregorio II nell'anno 715 alla incoronazione di Carlo Imperatore nell'anno 800 - Libro quinto. La città di Roma durante l'età dei Carolingi, fino all'anno 900 - Libro sesto. Storia della città di Roma nel secolo decimo - Libro settimo. Storia della città di Roma nel secolo undecimo - Libro ottavo. Storia della città di Roma nel secolo duodecimo - Libro nono. Storia della città di Roma nel secolo decimoterzo, dal reggimento di Innocenzo III all'anno 1260 - Libro decimo. Storia della città di Roma dall'anno 1260 al 1305 - Libro undecimo. Storia della città di Roma nel secolo decimoquarto, dall'anno 1305 al 1354 - Libro duodecimo. Storia della città di Roma dall'anno 1355 al 1420 - Libro decimoterzo. Storia della città di Roma nel secolo decimoquinto - Libro decimoquarto. Storia della città di Roma nei primi trent'anni del secolo decimosesto. Opera pubblicata dal 1872 al 1876 Nuova collezione di opere storiche

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        Report of the Committee Appointed by The Lords Commissioners of Admiralty t o Examine the Designs upon which Ships of War have Recently been Constructe d. disbound.

      HMSO, 1872, - (Royal Navy - Admiralty - Warship Construction). Report of the Committee Appointed by The Lords Commissioners of Admiralty to Examine the Designs upon which Ships of War have Recently been Constructed, with Analysis of Evidence. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty 1872. L: Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, by Harrison and Sons, 1872. Pp 363, XXXVI leaves plates (some folding). 4to, disbound. An examination of the chief classes of warship of the Victorian Royal Navy through an analysis of representative vessels then in commission (Monarch, Invincible, Devastation, Cyclops, Glatton, Inconstant), with the aim of determining whether, "with reference to the present state of the science of Naval Architecture and the requirements of Naval warfare the principles which should regulate the form and type of war ships to be built for the service of this country are fully satisfied by these designs, with the improvements recommended in them, or whether any future modifications are desirable." A remarkably detailed look at the debates concerning warship design in the crucial decades after the introduction of HMS Warrior. Disbound, inkstamps to first and last leaves, else vg. 1,000.00

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Breslau, 21. Oktober 1872.. 1 S. Gr.-8vo. Leicht gebräunt.. An einen Kollegen, dem er das zweite Heft der von ihm herausgegebenen &quote;Beiträge zur Biologie der Pflanzen&quote; schickt, das auch seine Untersuchungen über Bakterien enthält: &quote;Darf ich die Bitte aussprechen, eine Besprechung in Ihrer mediz. Zeitschrift zu veranlassen, damit den Medizinern, die in einer botanischen Schrift dergleichen schwerlich suchen, wenigstens die Existenz meiner Abhandlung bekannt werde?&quote;. - Cohns Arbeiten trugen entscheidend zu Robert Kochs 1876 erfolgten Entdeckung des Milzbranderregers bei.

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        La Suisse. Collection de vues pittoresques avec texte historico-topographique. Traduit par J. H. Thévenot.

      Langé, Darmstadt, 1872. - 185 X 250 mm. 3 tomes reliés demi-chagrin rouge à petits coins, dos à nerfs, titre dans un cadre ornemental poussé à chaud sur les plats, tr. dorées (reliure d'éditeur). 344 - 303 et 424 pp. de texte dans un cadre typographique. Illustré de 195 gravure hors texte sur acier d'après Rhobok. Reliure décorative malgré le dos légèrement pâli. Rousseurs, particulièrement sur les gravures. Les pages de titre des tomes 1 et 2 sont interverties. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Serge Paratte, Livres anciens & modernes]
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      London. Chapman and Hall. -1873 1872 - 16 volumes, tall octavo 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches VERY HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN A PRETTY PERIOD LIGHT CALF GILT with contrasting red and green leather lettering labels and GILT SHAMROCKS in gilt compartments. marbled boards and endpapers. Illustrated throughout with plates by Phiz, Browne et al. Good condition. Titles- Barrington, Bramleighs, Charles O'Malley, Harry Lorrequer, The Dalton's, Davenport Dunn, The Dodd Family, Jack Hinton, Knight of Gwynne, Lord Kilgobbin, Luttrell of Arran, The Martins, O'Donoghue, Roland Cashiel, Tom Burke, Con Cregan. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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      New York. . 1872 - [33] chromolithograph leaves. Lacking titlepage. Folio. Original black publisher's cloth. Covers lightly mildewed. Titlepage has been excised. Some light scattered foxing and mildewing; occasional offsetting. Verso of first leaf pasted with contemporary newspaper clippings. Images still quite bright and lovely. Good. "Some of the most elaborate chromolithographic works were trade catalogues. The high cost of producing such material, often in full-scale books, illustrates the degree to which consumer product makers were willing to spend on advertising even in the 19th century. This handsome Colgate catalogue contains thirty- four full- page chromolithographs in glowing color by the lithographers, Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann of New York, advertising vrious toiletry articles and soaps. Such catalogues were aimed mainly at the buyers for dry goods and department stores rather than the final consumer" - Reese. Not in OCLC. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER, 98.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Munich, 15. III. 1872. - 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. Sending a watercolor to one painter named Volz and asking him to offer it to an art lover.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Roughing It. By Mark Twain . . . Fully Illustrated by Eminent Artists.

      Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Co., 1872. - Clemens' rambling reminiscences of his journey by overland stage from Missouri to Nevada and California and his later travels in the Hawaiian Islands, where he lived for seven years. 8vo, original gilt-pictorial black cloth, gilt lettering, a.e.g. Double frontis, six plates and illustrations in the text. BAL 3337, state A; Zamorano Eighty, 18. Edges a little worn, with some minor repairs; boards showing at the corners; very good copy. Copies with the edges gilt, which are noted in BAL, are uncommon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA]
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        Works, with memoirs of his life, to which is prefixed a view of the commencement and progress of romance by John Moore, a new edition, edited by James P. Browne

      Bickers and Son and H. Sotheran and Co., 1872. with portrait frontispiece, 8 volumes, Complete, 8vo. Victorian half red morocco gilt, spines with gilt panels between raised bands, lettered in gilt with date in gilt at foot of spines, red cloth sides with giltn lines, top edges gilt, pinkish endpapers A few marks on covers but generally a handsome leather bound set in half red morocco, bindings firm and sound, leaves at beginning and end somewhat foxed but text clean.

      [Bookseller: Robert Kirkman Ltd ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Injuries Of Nerves and Their Consequences

      Lippincott, Philadelphia 1872 - Tight copy though both hinges are starting, small number label to spine but no evidence of any library affiliation or markings, general shelfwear and light soil to boards, soiling and rubbing to spine, slight toning to page edges, text clean and unmarked. Seminal book on the subject. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Friends of the San Francisco Public Libr]
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        Principles of Geology, or the modern changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants, considered as illustrative of Geology: 11th Ed., 2 Vols.;

      London John Murray 1872 - HARDBACK, half-calf with marbled boards, raised bands and gilt lettering on spines, frontispieces, pages: xx, 671; xviii, [i], 652, all edges speckled, plates: iv; v-vii, woodcuts 75; 76-164, 134mm x 210mm (5.25" x 8.25"), inscribed by Lyell "from the author" on half-titles, heads, tail and corners lightly bumped and rubbed, spines, hinges and fore-edges a little rubbed, former owner's bookplates on front end-papers and name stamps on some pages, some light spots to end-papers, top corner of first 29 pages in vol. 2 slightly creased, plate i a little darkened and chipped on fore-edge (not affecting illus.), otherwise a very fine, clean and bright set. 2.3 Kg. This is a heavy item and will incur additional postage. Brief Bibliography of Lyell - Baldwin no. 11.

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        Document Signed

      Washington, D.C. 1872 - ("U. S. Grant") 1 page, Washington, D.C. September 28, 1872. 11 1/4" x 9" tipped on left to album leaf. A warrant for the pardon of Louis Zellner for an unspecified crime. Fine, fresh. Grant (1822-85), Ohio-born Civil War general; 18th U.S. President (1869-77) noted for the campaign victories at Vicksburg (July, 1863) and at Richmond (March 1865); conferred general of the armies (1865-67) and secretary of war after Stanton until the Senate restored Stanton; administration noted for corrupt officials and the Credit Mobilier scandal; spent final year sin poverty only to be restored by the success of his "Personal Memoirs." [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE signée "Cte de Gobineau", localisée et datée "Stockholm 5 sept 1872".

      - Quatre pages sur un feuillet double (135 X 210). LES RECHERCHES DU COMTE DE GOBINEAU POUR ETABLIR L'ARBRE GENEALOGIQUE DE SA FAMILLE. LETTRE très intéressante, probablement adressée au curé de Beauvais, ville où le comte de Gobineau avait espéré le rencontrer et parler avec lui des questions archéologiques qui les passionnent l'un et l'autre : "[.] Mais je ne vous ai plus revu et je suis contraint de commencer tout droit la correspondance à laquelle vous m'avez autorisé et pour laquelle la lecture des deux excellents ouvrages que je vous dois et qui sont pleins d'érudition et de véritables découvertes, me donne, s'il est possible, encore plus de goût." Il a besoin de l'aide de son correspondant et lui demande s'il pourrait, en attendant, lui obtenir de l'abbé de Cordes le prêt de l'ouvrage qui fait l'historique du nom de Gournay ? Le comte de Gobineau possède lui-même des documents sur ce nom, et c'est à ce sujet qu'il aurait besoin des lumières de son correspondant : "[.] avant et après les conquêtes [.] la famille de ces feudataires du Bray se trouvant alliée aux Coucys et aux Dammartin avait des fiefs dans le nord du Beauvaisis et il n'y a rien là que de naturel. Ceux de ces fiefs que je retrouve avant la dépossession du domaine normand par Philippe Auguste (1202, prise de Gournay) se bornent aux conquêtes et à Bôves dans l'amiénois. Postérieures à 1202 jusque vers 1434, je vois Corneille, canton de Crèvecoeur, Quincampoix, Montigny, le Plesnier, Ravenel, Coivrel, Neufry, Gournay-sur-Aronde, Assy, mis en rapports plus ou moins directs avec la famille par des branches restées en France, après que la souche principale eût été transportée en Angleterre. De là cette souche se ramifiant, produisit Thomas de Gournay, un des meurtriers d'Edouard III et le fils de celui-ci Mathieu, [.]". Le comte de Gobineau poursuit la liste des Gournay jusqu'en "[.] 1440 ( ?) Gauvain de Gournay ; en 1454 Gobinot de Gournay, en 149. Gobinot de Gournay, mêmes armes que nous, puis en Guyenne, mêlés avec nous, des Gournays dans les paroisses de l'Entre-deux-Mers bordelais où nous avons habité. Voici les grands traits de l'histoire à laquelle je souhaite de vous intéresser. [.]". Après d'autres indications il précise que le nom de Gobineau n'a pris cette forme que depuis le XVIème siècle : "[.] avant c'est Gobinot, Gonvineau, Gonvigneau, etc." ; il quitte son correspondant en s'excusant de cette "longue lettre". PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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      Author, Electrotyped By Smith and McDougal 1872 [1871] - POETRY; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; vi, 7-384, 1-120-1-14 pages; LEAVES OF GRASS; PASSAGE TO INDIA 1872 [1870]; AFTER ALL NOT TO CREATE ONLY [ September 1871]; bound in one volume. Rebound with original blanks. Contents with interior binding cracks and occasional pencil notations light aging. Humidity stain visible on extreme text block fore-edge not visible when book is opened. BAL 21407; BAL 21407; Shay, p.23. Early and first editions. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph manuscript signed.

      N. p. o. d. - 8vo. 5 pp. on 3 ff. Manuscript about and to his mistress, the actress Katharina Schratt (also mistress of the Emperor), alternating between diary and letter form. - Count Wilczek was the main sponsor of the Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition, led by Julius Payer and Karl Weyprecht from 1872 to 1874. From 1875 onwards, Count Wilczek held the title of President of the Austrian Geographical Society in order to promote the construction of weather stations in the Arctic. The Austrian polar station on Jan Mayen Island was built and equipped in 1882 fully at his own costs. - In pencil; small damage to edges.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Exceptional early cabinet photo signed by both and dated by the Prince of Wales, (1841-1910, King of Great Britain) & ALEXANDRA (of Denmark, 1844-1925, his Queen)

      1872 - showing them standing together leaning against a wall, Alexandra is holding her husband's arm, 6½" x 4", Cowes, August framed and glazed

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        seder haggadah shel pesach. SERVICE FOR THE TWO FIRST NIGHTS OF PASSOVER, with an English translation. Tenth (stereotype) edition.[haggada]

      L. H. Frank, printer and publisher, New York, N.Y. 1872 - Yudlov 1399, Yaari 10841. At the bottom of the title page the address of the publsher and printer, L H. Frank is covered by a label pasted by the publisher that apparently took over the business: "For sale by H. Sakolski, No. 53 Division Street." Both the title page and the front paste down have a rubber stamp impression of a former owner: "Major Jacob Frank. 8003 Park Overlook Drive. Bethesda, Maryland 20034." This edition does not have any illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Traité d' Horlogerie Moderne. Théorique et Pratique. 21 Planches Gravées et 80 Figures Intercalées Dans Le Texte.

      Revue Chronométrique, Paris 1872 - 832 págs. sumamente ilustradas más 21 láminas en muy buen papel a doble página. En muy buen estado de conservación. Size: 4ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chile Ilustrado.

      1872 1872 - Guia descriptivo des territorio de Chile, de la capitales de provincia, i de los puertos principales. Valparaiso: Librerias i ajencias del Mercurio 1872. With 10 tinted lithographs, incl. a portrait of president Federico Errazuriz, lithographed by Lasnier and printed by Lemercier, Paris, and with numerous textual steel engravings showing costumes, city views etc. 4to. IX + (3) + 495 + (1) pp. Original dark blue leather and buckram, all edges gilt, and with spine gilt in compartments, covers blind tooled, front cover with title and view of a train track through a mountainous landscape, silk endpapers. Very weakly browning. * First edition of the first lavishly illustrated description of Chile. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Lois de la procédure civile et administrative. 4e édition mise, par un supplément, au courant de la législation, de la jurisprudence et de la doctrine jusqu?en 1860; le tome 5 est entièrement refondu. Procédure civile. Tome premier, deuxième, troisième, quatrième, cinquième (1er volume et 2me volume), sixième (1er volume et 2me volume), septième. Procédure administrative. Tome huitième (première et deuxième partie), neuvième.

      Cosse, Marchal et Billard 1872 1873, Paris, - XXX - 7804pages, nom du possesseur, Cachet de bibliothèque. Reliure demi-parchemin à coins. Plats papier marbré. Etiquettes de tomaison bleu et de titre rouge sur le dos. Bel exemplaire.

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        Roughing It

      591 pages with 6 tipped in plates and numerous figures. Octavo (9" x 6"). Issued in full cloth with pictorial spine and cover in gilt and blind stamped cover. (BAL 3326) First edition. The print run for the first edition is uncertain, but the book was published in February 1872 and by month's end 10,855 copies had been bound. By may I, according to a royalty statement, 37,701 copies had been sold, of which 22,43 were in cloth; 13, 952 in sheep and in cloth with gilt edges; 1,176 in three-quarter morocco; and 30 in "special" bindings which included full morocco. By 1879, the proportions were as follows: 96,083 copies sold. Two surviving copies are recorded in the full morocco binding, one of which Twain presented to his wife with her name stamped in gilt on the front cover. The other full morocco copy was identically stamped, except for having no name on the cover. BAL distinguishes between the first and second states by the presence of two words on page 242 (first state) or their absence (second state). But it isn't that simple. Copies, such as this one, are found with just one word present (or one word absent, if you are a pessimist.) And similar damage to the plates has been noted on the following pages: xi.1 (M in My is perfect) as in this copy; 19.1 (y is perfect) as in this copy; and 123.6 up (death! which was correct from death.) as this copy. All of these texts are damaged at some point during the printings(s), and all, including the one on page 242, are found in endless random combinations. At some point, two words were altered: at page 156.2 up "thirteenth" was corrected to "sixteenth" - this copy has the uncorrected "thirteenth" -and on page 330.16 up "Eastern" was corrected to "eastern" - this copy has the uncorrected listing. These changes could distinguish between two printings, but may only distinguish between two later printings. The states of the plates can be guessed at, but if multiple plates were used or mixing of sheets took place (as is clear from surviving copies) they should be viewed with caution.Condition:Professionally re-backed; inner hinges repaired, corners bumped, spine and boards faded, former owner's name to title. Over all a very good copy.

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      Lemerre 1872 - - Lemerre, Paris 1872, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition parue la même année que l'originale. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Hector Giacomelli. Infimes piqûres sans gravité en tête du dos et sur quelques feuillets, sinon agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      - Madrid, 1872. Urbano Manini, Editor. Obra en cuatro tomos. Cartoné original con lomera en símil-piel con dorados. 568+652+519+513pp., 20x14cm. Cubiertas con roces. Buen estado general. NOVELA POR ENTREGAS

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        HH Sheikh Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa with three other sheikhs.

      Gulf region, 1920s.. Black and white photograph (gelatin silver print, 80 x 70 mm) mounted on brown cardboard (90 x 85 mm). Captioned in white ink.. HH Sheikh Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa, KCIE, CSI (1872-1942) was the King (Hakim) of Bahrain from 1923 until his death. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, his palace in Al-Sakhir was a centre where both Gulf Sheikhs and British nobility and political figureheads were regularly invited to dine and discuss foreign policy of the region. The photograph shows the monarch in a deck chair on a ship in the company of noble retainers. The caption reads "Sheikh Hamad. Ruler of group of Islands Persian Gulf". - A well-preserved, glossy print in good contrast.

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        Fachmännische Berichte über die österreichisch-ungarische Expedition nach Siam, China und Japan. (1868-1871) Im Auftrag des k. k. Handelsministeriums redigirt und herausgegeben von Dr. Karl von Scherzer, Ersten Beamten der Expedition.

      Stuttgart, Julius Maier, 1872 - Gr.8°, XVI; 418 S; 494 S.(Anhang), 2 Faltkarte (Indien, Weltkarte) einge Abb. u Statistiken., Kart. geprägt, Kanten etwas berieben, papierbedingt gebräunt, Weltkarte stockfleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe; selten vollständig.- Zweck der Expedition war der Abschluß von Handels- u. Schiffahrtsverträgen mit Siam, China u. Japan sowie die Untersuchung der Handelsverhältnisse, Absatzmöglichkeiten österr. Waren usw. (Cordier, Henri: «Bibliotheca Sinica. Dictionnaire bibliographique des ouvrages relatifs a l'Empire Chinois. Deuxieme edition revue, corrigee et considerablement augmentee», 569) 1600 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Librairie de l'Encyclopédie du XIXe siècle 1872 - RO40091312: 18 vol. d'env. 500 pages chacun. Etiquettes annotées sur les dos. Annotations sur les 1ers plats. Texte en 2 colonnes. Pages non coupées. Petits manques sur les dos. Quelques cahiers se détachant. Politique. Economie sociale. Statistique. Administration. Sciences. Littérature. Beaux-Arts. Agriculture. Commerce. Industrie. Tome I. 1859-1860 (1e & 2e partie). Tome II. 1860-1861 (1e & 2e partie). Tome III. 1861-1862 (1e & 2e partie). Tome IV. 1862-1863 (1e & 2e partie). Tome V. 1863-1864 (1e & 2e partie). Tome VI. 1865 (1e & 2e partie). Tome VII. 1866-1867 (1e & 2e partie). Tome VIII. 1868 (1e & 2e partie). Tome IX. 1891-1871 (1e & 2e partie). In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Intérieur bon état Classification Dewey : 30-Encyclopédies générales [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Fachmännische Berichte über die österreichisch-ungarische Expedition nach Siam, China und Japan. (1868-1871) Im Auftrag des k. k. Handelsministeriums redigirt und herausgegeben von Dr. Karl von Scherzer, Ersten Beamten der Expedition

      Julius Maier, Stuttgart, 1872. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text is in German. Writing in pencil on front pasedown and on the back pastedown. Some notations in text. Raised bands on spine. Marbled edges, faded. Fold-out color maps. Black & white illustrations. Boards bumped and worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Boards rubbed. Foxing to large map in rear of book. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 146625.. Additional shipping may be required for this item, please inquire..

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      Upton & Co. 1872 - Maroon cloth covers with gold titles to spine and front cover.A little faded all over,2 small water stains,spine cover deteriorating.Block is sound and tight.No blank prelim page.Front hinge holding but weak.Lovely clean copy of this rare book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE JUAN SEBASTIAN DEL CANO. Publícala Nicolás de Soraluce y Zubizarreta.

      - Vitoria, Imp. Hijos de Manteli, 1872, 15x22, LVIII, 362 págs. 5 hojas, IX págs, 1 mapa plegado de la provincia de Guipúzcoa realizado por Soraluce. Ejemplar que fue propiedad de Nicolás Soraluce y lleva varias hojas manuscritas por él referentes a la obra, así como 2 prospectos impresos en 1872 sobre el libro. Al final va una carta manuscrita por Soraluce dirigida al rey en la que le pide acepte el ejemplar como regalo. Encuadernado en holandesa lomo piel de época con nervios. (Biografía del gran marino, precedida de un estudio de Soraluce demostrando que el apellido del famoso capitán es Del Cano, y no Elcano. Apuntes biográficos de Navarrete por Sotero Manteli, y copioso apéndice documental, aportado por Soraluce). (51826).

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        PASQUINO Rivista umoristica della settimana anno 1872 1-52 (mancano 6 numeri)

      1872 - PASQUINO Rivista umoristica della settimana vol. XVIII - 1/52 mancano i numeri 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11 i primi numeri sono rilegati in questa sequenza nn. 1, 2, 9, 10, 3, 12 dal 13 al 52 sono impaginati regolarmente rilegati in volume mezza tela 27 x 36 cm ricco di illustrazioni, anche a doppia pagina (molte di Teja) Stato di conservazione: BUONO! Il numero 1 è staccato dalla rilegatura e rovinato. Gli altri sono in buono/ottimo stato di conservazione. Segni di usura nella rilegatura.

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        Relation Historique et Critique de la Guerre Franco-Allemande en 1870-1871

      Paris: Ch. Tanera,, 1872-4. 4 volumes octavo (222 × 148 mm). Contemporary red quarter hard-grain morocco on matching pebble-grained cloth boards, title gilt to the spines, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, blind panels to the boards, edges sprinkled brown, white moiré endpapers. 14 folding maps. Just a little rubbed, lightly browned, particularly in the margins, but overall a very good set. First editions of this important analysis of the Franco-Prussian War by a noted Swiss military theorist and radical politician. This set from the library of Ulysses S. Grant with tipped in presentation slip, "General Grant, Président des Etats-Unis. Hommage respecteuse de l'Auteur", and with the loosely inserted compliments slip of the Swiss consul general in Washington. A radical in politics, Lecomte "volunteered during the American Civil War, participating in the campaign of the Potomac under McClellan with the rank of Major. In 1865 he entered Richmond with General Ord's black troops, then assisted in Lincoln's funeral in Washington" (Dictonnaire Historique de la Suisse). On his return home he published a three-volume history of the war, a conflict which profoundly influenced his theoretical development. A student, and first biographer, of Jomini, he was the founder and editor-in-chief of the Revue Militaire Suisse, professor of history at l'École Moyenne Vaudois, and librarian of the cantonal library.

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        "Chambers's English dictionary. Pronouncing, explanatory, and etymological. With vocabularies of Scottish words and phrases, Americanisms, &c. Edited by James Donald."

      London & Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers. 1872. "First edition of the Chambers brothers' first general dictionary, large 8vo, pp. viii, 952; text in double column; an occasional woodcut illustration in the text; preliminaries a little foxed, else a near fine copy in original brown cloth stamped in gilt and black, spine slightly discolored. Nine copies in OCLC, 5 in the U.S., and none in England! "

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        State Atlas of New Jersey Based on State Geological Survey and from Additional Surveys

      New York: Beers, Comstock & Cline. 1872. First. Folio. Complete with all maps. Rebound in buckram. Ex-library copy with spine letters and bookplate; dampstaining in text, and a bit on the extremities of some of the maps, a few maps detached, overall good; the maps are mostly very good, with a few with small chips and tears. .

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        Landwirthschaftliche Jahrbücher. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Landwirthschaft und Archiv des Königlich Preussischen Landes-Oekonomie-Kollegiums.1872 (1. Jahrgang) bis 1903, ohne Jahrgang 1892 und 1893, 20 Bänden.

      Verlag von Wiegangt & Hempel - Paul Parey 1872-1903, Berlin, - Goldgeprägten Rückentitel. Guter Zustand.

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        Ueber Vulkane. Der Charakter ihrer Phänomene, ihre Rolle in dem Bau und in der Zusammensetzung der Erdoberfläche und ihre Beziehung zu den Kräften des Inneren. Nebst einem beschreibenden Verzeichnisse aller bekannten Vulkane und vulkanischen Bildungen. Übersetzt v. G[ustav] A[dolph] von KLÖDEN. 2. Auflage, verbessert und vermehrt. [u. in Beibind.:] DERS. Die Bildung der vulkanischen Kegel und Krater. Aus dem 'Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society' vom Januar 1859. Unter Überwachung des Verfassers übersetzt v. C. L. GRIESBACH.

      Berlin, Robert Oppenheim 1872 u. 1873 (Beibind.).. 8°. XXX, 473(1) S. u. XII, 62 S. (Beibind.). Mit 1 Farblith. als Front. sowie zus. 94 Textfig. in Holzschnitt. Leinenband d. Zt. mit Rückengoldprägungen sowie blindgepr. Rahmen auf den Buchdeckeln. Ecken z.Tl. bestoßen; Front. stellenw. aus Bindung gelöst.. Erste deutsche Übersetzung der zweiten vermehrten Auflage von Scropes Werk über den Vulkanismus, in dem er den ersten Versuch einer Klassifikation unternahm. - Der englische Geologe George Julius Scrope (1797-1876) studierte intensiv die vulkanischen Erscheinungen des Vesuv und des Aetna, wo er im folgenden sogar Augenzeuge der großen Eruption des Vesuvs im Okt. 1822 wurde. "Scropes Verdienste für die Geologie und Gesteinskunde beruhen nicht nur in der siegreichen Vertretung vulkanistischer Anschauungen gegen den Neptunismus G. A. Werners, sondern vor allem in der vorzüglichen Erklärung der Entstehung und Zusammensetzung der Vulkane, in der Widerlegung L. v. Buchs Theorie von den Erhebungskratern und in der Annahme von unterirdischem Gesteinsmagma, das durch die Expansivkraft von Dämpfen an die Oberfläche gelangt.". (Korschelt/Linck/Oltmanns, Hwtb. d. Naturwissenschaften. Bd.8, 1154).

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        Under the Greenwood Tree a Rural Painting of the Dutch School (Very Early Printing 1876)

      New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1872. LEISURE HOUR SERIES. ORIGINAL BINDING. This is the "linen-duster" cover in which Messrs. Henry Holt & Co. bound their Leisure Hour series. The cloth is light drab linen, cool and inviting as a hammock, and is stamped in black, the title enclosed in a single border line, with a cobweb and a leisurely spider in the lower right-hand corner. This book was published in 1872, and since then the art of designing ornamental covers has flourished like a bay-tree; yet it is doubtful if any more popular cover has been made. It seems exactly suited to its use. shell, acorn and spider in each corner. . T. Hardy is on the front board. Copyright date is 1872, this is a very early printing for two reasons. There are two dates in the advertising pages in the front and back of the book both dated 1876, ALSO the list of Hardy's books gives the latest book "The Hand of Ethelberta" as the latest book he wrote up until then, which was published in 1876. Darkening to spine cover, some soiling to boards, rubbing to extremities. Printing very VIVID. BRIGHT. Interior Pages FINE with NO foxing, NO writing, NO tears. Red printing to ads on endpapers. Happy to send detailed photographs on request. 269 pages.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        La chambre bleue, nouvelle dédiée à madame de la Rhune.

      Lib. de la Place de la Monnaie 1872 - - Lib. de la Place de la Monnaie, Bruxelles 1872, 14,5x23,5cm, relié. - Deuxième édition, l'édition originale ayant été imprimée à 3 ex seulement, un des 100 ex sur vergé, seul tirage avec 9 Chine et 20 Hollande. Reliure à la bradel en demi cartonnage indigo, dos lisse orné de doubles filets dorés, plats de papier à la cuve, petites traces de frottements sur la tête, reliure de l'époque. Légères piqûres sur les gardes, sinon agréable état intérieur. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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